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Millers Falls No.12 breast drill
« on: November 27, 2020, 02:27:26 PM »
Did a major save on this tool, was very rusty and both the chuck shaft and wheel shaft were frozen.  At auction a few weeks ago he could not get a bid at $2.50 so he asked anyone want it for a dollar?  I raised my hand and got it, I figured the side handle was worth more than that as I had one missing the handle.  However, when I got it home I found I didn't have a No.12.  In its day it cost $6.60 in my 1938 catalog, two speed, adjustable handle, level, and a master chuck which takes round, tangs and morse taper bits.  Typical chore to restore, WD-40 and Blaster freed it up in about a week, took the rust and paint off in my blast cabinet, Wire wheeled the chuck and wheel shaft, sanded the handles, sealed them and repainted everything.  Here it is today.

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Re: Millers Falls No.12 breast drill
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 03:17:21 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Millers Falls No.12 breast drill
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 04:05:40 PM »
Great job!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Millers Falls No.12 breast drill
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 04:42:17 PM »
downright beautiful. :smiley:

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Re: Millers Falls No.12 breast drill
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 07:16:46 PM »
Wow!! Nice work!!
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Re: Millers Falls No.12 breast drill
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 02:05:56 PM »
Thanks, I get a lot of satisfaction when I save a tool such as this one.